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Discounter B&M announces strong Q3 like-for-like sales

12 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Fast-growing discounter B&M has announced a 12.9% increase in like-for-like third quarter sales across its 569 UK stores.

Waitrose

Waitrose to ban sale of energy drinks to under-16s

04 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Waitriose has become the first UK supermarket to ban the sales of energy drinks to under-16s, following concerns from health officials about high levels of sugar and caffeine affecting children’s wellbeing.

Aldi supermarket

Aldi sales top £10bn for the first time in 2017

04 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Discounter chain Aldi has reported sales in excess of £10bn for the first time in 2017, boosted by record Christmas trading. 

McColl's performance results

McColl's achieves £1bn annual turnover for first time

04 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

McColl’s Retail Group has announced that the business has achieved annual revenues of over £1bn for the first time, in the year to 26 November 2017, with stable growth in its convenience store business.

Coop Walderslade

Co-op Group trials "ultimate" format for larger stores

21 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-operative Group is trialling a new format for its medium to large stores, in a bid to provide the “ultimate” convenience store.

Asda Quarterly Performance

Asda posts second consecutive quarter of like-for-like growth

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Asda recorded like-for-like sales growth of 1.1% in its latest quartley results, parent company Walmart has announced.

Simply Food

M&S to slow its Simply Food store opening programme

08 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

Marks and Spencer plans to “reposition” its food offer and slow its Simply Food store opening programme as it seeks to grow in the competitive market-place.

Central England Co-op Chadwicks, Leicester

Central England Co-op posts robust like-for-like sales growth

05 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Central England Cooperative has announced a 4.4% increase in like-for-like sales in its convenience stores for the first half of 2017.

Tesco_Express

Tesco's focus on convenience pays off as turnaround continues

04 Oct 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco’s attempts to tailor its ranges to suit its Express convenience stores and improve availability appear to be working with management “encouraged” by the initial customer response.

Greggs

Greggs announces buoyant quarterly sales growth

04 Oct 2017 Updated: 04 Oct 2017 | By Andrew Don

Foodservice brand Greggs’ performance this past quarter provides further evidence to convenience stores of the benefits of operating a food-to-go offer.

Sainsburys app

Sainsbury's trials Amazon Go-style checkout-free app

27 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Sainsbury’s is testing an app which enables customers to bypass the checkout by scanning and paying for their items using their mobile phone, echoing Amazon Go’s checkout-free concept.

Aldi

Aldi announces 13.5% rise in annual sales as profit declines

25 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Aldi’s rapid market growth continues unabated after announcing a 13.5% rise in sales in 2016 and committing to 70 new store openings next year.

Morrisons

Morrisons on track to become a £1bn wholesaler

14 Sep 2017 | By David Rees

Morrisons expects to achieve wholesale sales of more than £1bn within a couple of years, according to its latest trading statement.

One Stop Leamington

One Stop launches "behavioural clustering" programme

12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

One Stop Stores has further evolved its localisation credentials with the adoption of “behavioural clustering”.

Co-op

Co-op sponsors schools awards to raise food awareness

12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has launched a new sponsorship that will help students learn about global issues, including where their food comes from.

Co-op

Scottish Co-op stores enjoy surge in local sales

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group’s 350 Scottish stores have enjoyed a surge in patriotic shopping with sales of home-grown produce up 33% in value in the past year, the mutual has reported.

Sainsbury’s like for like sales continue to slip

Sainsbury's announces Argos click and collect service

29 Aug 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Sainsbury’s is launching an Argos click and collect service in dozens of its Local convenience stores.

The supermarket has announced a consecutive decline in like-for-like sales.

Asda posts first quarterly sales rise in three years

17 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Business at Asda, the last of the supermarket diehards to resist the convenience store revolution, is looking up after parent company Walmart reported the first positive quarterly sales figure for its UK business in three years.

Hednesford

More management changes at Tesco-owned One Stop

09 Aug 2017 Updated: 10 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has appointed one of its former store managers to replace Mark Williams at One Stop

Hednesford

Franchise director King departs in One Stop shake-up

31 Jul 2017 Updated: 01 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has shaken up the management of One Stop in a move that sees the departure of franchise director Andrew King

McColl’s announce like-for-like sales fall

McColl's announces first half like-for-like sales growth

24 Jul 2017

McColl’s has announced positive first half results, with like-for-like sales up 0.2% and recently acquired stores from the Co-op Group performing particularly well.

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